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Here Are the Lyrics to Jake Owen's 'I Was Jack (You Were Diane)'

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Jake Owen, "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)"

Jake Owen travels back in time with two lovers on "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)." Going back through the relationship catalog feels like "It was yesterday" even though "It was years ago," as the first verse says about how they fell in love, then goes through the cycle of whether they still think about each other whether the wind blows a certain way or a certain song plays on the radio.

The reminiscent tale features the trials and tribulations of young love, following the blueprint of John Mellencamp's classic 1982 song "Jack & Diane," which Owen samples on the new track. Even if they've grown up together and aren't growing old together, Owen sings about the hope that they might still think about what they were and could have been.

See the "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)" lyrics below.

It was yesterday
It was years ago
We were singing every word on the radio
Kinda like those songs that saved our souls
Somehow, someway
We was falling fast
We was jumping in
Blue jean halo hanging off the limb
Two American kids just like them
Every time they played
And it blew us away

Do you turn it up
Do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Like we did then
Like we did when

Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane

Yeah and the music played
Yeah, we remember growing up and growing old
Breaking up or letting ago
Girl it's just like rock-n-roll
Where has it gone
But I hope like hell every now and again
I blow across your mind like that summer wind
And you're holding on to sixteen as long as you can
Every time that it comes on

Do you turn it up
Do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Like we did then
Like we did when

Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane

Oh yeah
Do you turn it up, do you sing along
Every time you hear that song
Does it still groove you
Baby, Hallelujah (Hallelujah)

Do you close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane

Yeah, way back
Way on back
When I was Jack and you were Diane
Yeah, do your close your eyes
Does it make you laugh
When I was Jack and you were Diane
Yeah, let the memories take you back
Take you back
Take you back
 

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Written by: Craig Michael Wiseman, John Mellencamp, Jody Scott Stevens, David Patrick Ray, Tommy Cecil